CSU Extension offers the following tips to stay healthy while cooking, dyeing and eating colored Easter eggs.
Tip for cooking hard-boiled eggs at high altitude:
Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Cover pan and heat on high just to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for five minutes.
Remove pan from burner. Let eggs stand covered for 15 minutes for large eggs or 20 minutes for extra-large eggs.
Drain immediately and serve warm or cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.
Tips for safely decorating hard-boiled eggs:
■ Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling eggs when cooking, cooling or dyeing and after handling raw eggs.
■ Refrigerate hard-boiled eggs in a clean container right after they are cooked and cooled. Keep hard-boiled eggs refrigerated until ready to color or display, and then limit their time out of refrigeration to less than two hours to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.
■ If you plan to eat the decorated eggs, only use hard-cooked eggs without visible cracks and use food coloring or specially made food-grade egg dyes. Eat the eggs within one week.
■ Eggs that crack during dyeing or while on display or eggs that are out of refrigeration for more than two hours should not be eaten.
9PetCheck aids low-income pet owners April 6 and 7
Pet Kare Clinic, Steamboat Veterinary Hospital and The Animal Healing Center of Steamboat are participating in the 9PetCheck, an effort to help economically disadvantaged pet owners get wellness examinations and rabies vaccinations for their dog or cat April 6 and 7, according to a news release.
The service is for pet owners who live on restricted or low incomes or those who have recently lost their jobs. To make an appointment, call 1-855-699-6397 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Sustainability Council is up for $5K grant; votes needed
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is vying for a $5,000 grant from Alpine Initiatives to help purchase and plant tress at Steamboat Ski Area, Stagecoach and Steamboat Springs High School as part of ReTree Steamboat. Votes are needed to help the Sustainability Council win the grant. To vote, visit www.yvsc.org/retree and follow the link to the contest on the Alpine Initiatives Facebook page. The deadline is Tuesday.
Vintage ski outfit fashion show is April 6 at ski base
A vintage ski outfit fashion show is at 3:30 p.m. April 6 in Gondola Square. Those who are interested in participating in the show by wearing ski outfits from the 1990s or earlier should register by Sunday at www.steamboat.com/fashion. Registration is free, and participants will receive a SmartWool hat and will be eligible to win other prizes, including 50th anniversary Steamboat skis.